Luminance Contrast
Phase contrast
Aperture Reduction 
Phase Contrast
Aperture Reduction 
 Phase Contrast
and Analysis
Cytometry in
Reflection Contrast
Calculation of
Cardiovascular Risk
Risk Management
Efficiency in
Diagnostics in 
Curriculum vitae
of Oradea
U.N.E. Brussels
Journals of optics
and microscopy
Optical Society 
of America
Journals of optics
and microscopy

The following chapter gives a short overview of several journaly dealing with microscopy and optics
I have published my own experimental contributions.



Journal of Advanced Microscopy Research (JAMR) - Peer Rcview

Starting from 2010, the former “Journal of Scanning Probe Microscopy” is published under the new title “Journal of Advanced Microscopy Research (JAMR)” with a considerable expansion of its research topics to cover other microscopy techniques, first of all scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. JAMR provides a forum for the rapid dissemination of important developments in high-resolution microscopy techniques to image, characterize and analyze man-made and natural samples; to study physicochemical phenomena such as abrasion, adhesion, corrosion and friction; to perform micro and nanofabrication, lithography, patterning, micro and nanomanipulation; theory and modeling, as well as their applications in all areas of science, engineering, and medicine. Research topics are not limited to the fields mentioned above so that high quality contributions dealing with other new techniques or developments in all fields of microscopy can also be considered for publication.

It is JMAR policy to publish only original and unpublished research work. Color illustrations are most welcome to the journal as they are effective in conveying complex graphs and photographs. Free color printing at the Editor-in-Chief's discretion, provide an opportunity to publish color figures/illustrations in print at NO COST to the authors. Research articles are printed as full length papers reporting orginal research work; the length (number of journal pages) of these contributions is not limited to a definite maximum.

JAMR is intended for both developers and users, and offers the reader timely, peer-reviewed research on science and technology of the highest quality. JAMR publishes original rapid communications, full research papers and timely state-of-the-art reviews (with author's photo and biography) encompassing the fundamental and applied research on all aspects of high-resolution microscopy. Highest priority will be given to short communications reporting important new scientific and technological findings. Authors will receive the following benefits:

  • Electronic submission of articles
  • Fast reviews
  • Rapid times to publication
  • No page charges
  • Free color where justified
  • Availability in print and online edition


E d i t o r - i n - C h i e f
Prof. Dr. Vladimir A. Basiuk
Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Circuito Exterior C.U., A. Postal 70-543
04510 Mexico, D.F., MEXICO
Phone: +52-55-5622-4739, Ext. 224
Fax:     +52-55-5622-4693

American Scientific Publishers
25650 North Lewis Way
Stevenson Ranch, California 91381-1439, USA
Tel. (661) 799-7200
Fax: (661) 799-7230


In April 2010, I was invited to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Advanced Microscopy Research (JAMR) in order to act as the journal´s European Editor.



Microscopy Research and Technique (MRT) - Peer Review

Microscopy Research and Technique ( MRT ) publishes articles on all aspects of advanced microscopy in the biological, clinical, chemical, and materials sciences. Original research as well as technical papers dealing with the various subsets of microscopy are welcomed. This includes electron microscopy (transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, analytical microscopy [X-ray, EELS, Auger, etc.]), light microscopy (confocal microscopy, video microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, light microscopy combined Raman spectroscopy, fourier transform infra red spectroscopy [FTIR], etc.), scanning probe microscopy (AFM, STM, etc.), micro magnetic resonance imaging, micro acoustic imaging, as well as image analysis, quantitative morphology, and all other forms of leading edge microscopic imaging and image analysis. It is expected that manuscripts submitted for consideration will clearly present the scientific question, justify the type of specimen(s) used in the experiment, explicitly describe the methods utilized, employ proper statistics, present previously unpublished data, discuss whether the experiment has answered the proposed question, compare the results with those in salient published literature, and conform to MRT prescribed journal format.

E d i t o r - i n - C h i e f
Prof. Dr. George Ruben
Dartmouth College, New HampshireDepartment of Biology
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03756
Phone: (603) 448-1726
FAX: (603) 448-0174

Wiley & Blackwell




Optik / Optics / International Journal of Light and Electron Optics (IJLE0) - Peer Review

Optik / Optics publishes articles on all subjects related to light and electron optics and offers a survey on the state of research and  technical development within the following fields:


  • Optics design, geometrical and beam optics, wave optics
  • Optical and micro-optical components, diffractive optics, devices and systems
  • Photoelectric  and optoelectronic devices
  • Optical properties of materials, nonlinear optics, wave propagation and transmission in  homogeneous and inhomogeneous materials
  • Information optics, image formation and processing, holographic techniques,  microscopes and spectrometer techniques, and image analysis
  • Optical testing and measuring techniques
  • Optical communication and computing
  • Physiological optics
  • As well as other related topics.

Electron optics:

  • All methods strongly related to light optics, e.g. geometrical electron optics, imaging  theories and methods, GRIN optics, geometrical aberration
  • Instrumentation and equipments for guiding, focusing and imaging of charged particles, spectrometers and beam lithography
  • Image reconstruction and analysis, holographic methods

Optik / Optics publishes original papers and short notes on theoretical and experimental research in English. The journal addresses itself especially to scientific and technical working specialists in this field. At the same time it is the official organ of the German Society for Applied Optics (DGaO) and in affiliation with the European Optical Society (EOS).

E d i t o r - i n - C h i e f
Prof. Dr. Theo Tschudi,
Institute of Applied Physics,
Darmstadt University of Technology,
Hochschulstrasse 6,
D-64289 Darmstadt
Phone: +49 (0)6151 16 20 22
Fax: +49 (0)6151 16 41 23,





Diatom Research - Peer Review

Diatom Research is the journal of the International Society for Diatom Research. The journal is published twice annually and welcomes manuscripts on any aspect of diatom biology. In addition to normally structured papers, Short Notes and reviews of recent literature are published which need not contain all the sections required for “normal” papers; these are regarded as being necessary to record information which is of interest but which cannot be followed up in detail. Discursive “Opinion” papers are encouraged which would not necessarily follow the normal lay-out. If extremely long papers are to be offered, the author(s) should contact the editors first to discuss any problems. Book reviews and meeting reports can be published. All papers are subject to critical review by the editors and referees. Papers are accepted in English, German, French or Spanish.

E d i t o r s:

Prof. Dr. Karen Serieyssol
19 rue Ch. Rolland
F-89550 Hery

Prof. Dr. Pat Kociolek
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309

Biopress Limited,
17 Wimbledon Road,
Bristol BS6 7YA, UK




Microscopy Today (MT) - Open Source

Microscopy Today (MT) is a controlled-circulation trade magazine owned by the Microscopy Society of America that is published six times a year in the odd months. Editorial coverage spans all microscopy techniques including light microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, electron microscopy, ion-beam techniques, and the wide range of microanalytical methods. Readers and authors come from both the life sciences and the physical sciences.

Microscopy Today does not have a rigid set of style instructions and encourages authors to use their own style; it is asked, only that the writing is clear, informative and accurate. MT has authors from many disparate fields in both biological and materials sciences, each field with its own standards. While everyone who receives Microscopy Today is a microscopist, there are a large number of specialties represented in the subscriber list of MT. For this reason, and in recognition that MT is a magazine, not a journal, articles should be written in a semi-tutorial fashion for non-specialist microscopists. In other words, the general idea is to pitch the article at the same level as useed when sitting around a table and talking to a mixed group of microscopists at a meeting, rather than the level useed for a formal presentation, where the audience is more likely to be more narrowly composed of people with the same interests.

There is no formal external peer review process in place. However, the MT editors have experience that spans quite a bit of the microscopy spectrum and they regularly consult with each other and do not hesitate to ask for outside expert opinion in the rare case that they should have any concerns about a submitted article.

The typical length of an article is about 2 to 3 journal pages. This usually amounts to about 2000 words with 4 or 5 figures preferably in color. Feature articles can be longer.

Articles are presented in high quality color prints at no cost to the authors. All papers can be downloaded in full text from the MT homepage by everyone - free and without any charges, log-in provedure or registration..

E d i t o r - i n - C h i e f
Dr. Charles E. Lyman
Lehigh University
Department of Materials Sceince and Engineering

Canbridge University Press
32nue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013-2473
(212) 337-5000



Microscopy and Analysis (MA) - Open Source

Microscopy and Analysis, the leading publication in microscopy with 120,000 readers worldwide, publishes articles on any aspect of light, electron and scanning probe microscopies and their applications.

Articles can contain new unpublished information, previously published information, but not exactly in the same form, or be a review of a particular field. MA aims to maintain a broad coverage of topics and geographical location of authors in order to produce a magazine that appeals to the existing diverse worldwide readership of 120,000 microscopists. Chances of publication are improved for authors submitting an offer of article on a topic that is ground-breaking or innovative. The editor may therefore decline some offers if he judges that the article is not of sufficiently wide appeal or if a similar topic has been covered in earlier issues. Authors may not normally write for MT again within two years of a prior published article

MT is not based on formal external peer review, but atricles are reviewed in an extensive manner ny the editor-in-chief and his team.

Articles are presented in high quality color prints at no cost to the authors. All papers can be downloaded in full text from the MT homepage by everyone - free and without any charges, but registration is required for users. Authors can receive 100 free high quality color offorints from their work.

E d i t o r - i n - C h i e f:
Dr. Julian Heath

Publisher: Wiley





Mikrokosmos (microcosm) was  the only journal dealing with microscopy which is printed in German. Thus, most readers come from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In principle, authors can submit papers dealing with all fields in microscopy, but most contribitions are focussed at applications in light microscopy. Articles are welcomed that describe new techniques and developements in optical equipment, preparation techniques, photomicrography and image processing as well as reports about interesting observations, especially in biological research. Submitted articles are reviewed by the editor-in -chief and his team.

E d i t o r - i n - C h i e f
Prof. Dr. Klaus Hausmann

Institute for Biology / Zoology
Free University of Berlin
Königin-Luise-Str. 1-3
D-14195 Berlin
Phone.: +49 (0) 30 83 85 64 75
Fax.:    +49 (0) 30 83 85 64 77,

Publisher: Elsevier

website: (microcosm)krokosmos




Mikroskopie (microscopy) is the only journal dealing with microscopy which is printed in German up till now The journal is mainly read  in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Artciles submitted can deal with all fields in microscopy (light and electron microscopy, photomicrography and macro imaging. Articles are reviewed by external and internal peer review in cooperation with the editor-in -chief and the Editorial Board .

E d i t o r - i n - C h i e f
Prof. Dr. Jörg Piper

Clinic "Meduna"
Clara-Viebig-Road 4
D-56864 Bad Bertrich
Phone.: +49 (0) 2674 182 3194
Fax.:     +49 (0) 2674 182 3182,

Publisher: Dustri-Hachinger, Munich, Germany






[Luminance Contrast]
[Relief Phase Contrast]
[Aperture Reduction Phase Contrast]
[Aperture Reduction Darkfield]
[Digital Phase Contrast]
[Digital Photomicrography and Analysis]
[Cytometry in Reflexion Contrast]
[Calculation of Cardiovascular Risk]
[Behavioral Risk Management]
[Efficiency in Rehabilitation]
[Diagnostics in Rehabilitation]
[Complementary Medicine]
[Curriculum vitae]
[University of Oradea]
[U.N.E. Brussels]
[Journals of optics and microscopy]
[Optical Society of America]